- 5 years ago
- Wedding: March 2013
I’m writing my entire Ceremony from scratch. We have a family friend officiating and I’m trying to figure out where to place the “You may now kiss the bride” part, because I feel as though I’ve seen it done a few different ways.
Here is the basic structure of our (short) ceremony:
- Guest Seating
- CALL TO GATHER
- INTRODUCTION/STATEMENT OF PURPOSE
- RING CEREMONY
- LOVE LETTER AND WINE BOX CEREMONY
- [SIGNING OF MARRIAGE LICENSE (after ceremony)]
My question is, should we do the kiss during #9, where we are declared husband and wife, right before our Wine Box unity ceremony, or should it be during #11, AFTER the unity ceremony and right after we’ve been presented as Husband and Wife, right before the Processional? Does it even make a difference? It just seems to me it makes sense to do the kiss as the final thing, right before we step off the altar.
I’ve been to many Weddings where even though I was paying attention, I’ve missed the kiss. I’m guessing it was either ommitted or they did it while everyone was cheering or they did it at a point when it was anti-climactic, because there was more ceremony to complete.